We all have our opinions when the AB team is announced; but mostly we are ill-informed as to who and why. The coaches and selectors have designed their Game Plan and picked the best players to execute it. But we don't know what the strategy is or how SBW fits into this plan.

In rugby, the red card needs to penalise the perpetrator, not the teams, coaches, spectators, and TV viewers.

Ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby Final, listen to IRANZ Managing Director Murray Mexted's thoughts following the Lions' semi-final against the Hurricanes.

Aaron Cruden will be missed at Super Rugby and All Black level.

These days he is the complete number 10. He has a clear strategic rugby brain, excellent vision and a skill-set to execute under pressure.

With the help of a very poor French referee, the British & Irish Lions pulled off a manoeuvre that Harry Houdini would have been proud of. They never looked like scoring a try, breaking the line or ever attempting something creative. Their scrum was average at best and line-out only slightly better. Yet somehow they drew the series.

"These courses exemplify why New Zealand are the world leaders in rugby"
"These courses exemplify why New Zealand are the world leaders in rugby" – Graham Henry, Former All Black Coach
"IRANZ exposes players and coaches to what's expected at a professional level"
"IRANZ exposes players and coaches to what's expected at a professional level" – Steve Hansen, All Blacks Head Coach